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Janša climbs Europe's tallest chimney

Trbovlje, 28 September - Prime Minister Janez Janša climbed the disused chimney of the Trbovlje power station on the eve of the government's visit to the central region of Zasavje in what he said was a tribute to the region's mining tradition. The 360-metre-high chimney is arguably the tallest in Europe.

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Prime Minister Janez Janša climbs the disused chimney of the Trbovlje power station, Europe's tallest.
Photo: PM Janša's Twitter profile

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Prime Minister Janez Janša climbs the disused chimney of the Trbovlje power station, Europe's tallest.
Photo: PM Janša's Twitter profile

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Prime Minister Janez Janša (centre) climbs the disused chimney of the Trbovlje power station, Europe's tallest.
Photo: PM Janša's Twitter profile

Janša posted photos of his feat on his Twitter profile with a tweet saying: "To honour the memory of the mining tradition of Trbovlje and Zasavje, we climbed Europe's tallest chimney during the government's visit this time. We were not deterred even by light rain."

Janša followed in the footsteps of Slovenian Olympic climbing champion Janja Garnbret, who conquered the Trbovlje chimney with fellow climber Domen Škofic earlier this year.

Last year, the chimney provided the venue for the Slovenian acrobatic group Dunking Devils to perform their breathtaking stunts in a project called Vertigo Bird 2020.

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